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    Succulent Steaks and Dark Chocolate

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    Hungry for a sweet class that will really raise the "steaks" in your culinary game? Here's one that ought to satisfy that appetite ... while satisfying your *actual* appetite! This creative culinary offering is built around a steak dinner complete with a rich dark chocolate dessert, making it perfect for the serious foodie on a mission for deliciousness. You'll work under the guidance of an experienced chef as you master each recipe presented in class. Instruction takes place in a bright, creative kitchen environment that will have you working alongside fellow foodies. This makes it a great way to not only enhance your culinary skills, but make a few new friends in the process! On the menu: Grilled Steaks with Bearnaise Sauce; Potato Zucchini Au Gratin; Chopped Kale Salad with Sunflower Seeds, Hard Boiled Egg and Citrus Vinaigrette; and Chocolate Mousse Cake. Get that fork ready, because this class is no mis-steak!
    Succulent Steaks and Dark Chocolate

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Master cooking a multi-course meal that features grilled steak and chocolate mousse
    • Pick up both preparation and presentation techniques for your next dinner party
    • Enjoy a delicious meal of gourmet dishes that you helped prepare
    • Meet fellow foodies in a fun social kitchen setting
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    9 positive reviews
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    Artisan Bread Workshop

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    Tired of loafing around? Here's a class any serious bread lover "kneads" to check out! Say goodbye to packaged breads. Under the guidance of an experienced baker, you'll make deliciously aromatic and fresh breads that will become instant staples of your home kitchen. You'll learn about four different styles of dough will be featured, and professional techniques such as delayed fermentatinon. In the process, you'll handcraft braided challah, ciabatta, focaccia, and classic french baguettes! You'll even learn to make a chocolate babka. Plus, the creative kitchen setting maintained by PREP Kitchen Essentials is not only a great environment to learn in, it's also a great social setting to meet some new dough-eyed friends!
    Artisan Bread Workshop

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Learn to handcraft and bake artisan breads during a culinary workshop
    • Master 4 different styles of dough and various professional techniques
    • Make braided challah, ciabatta, focaccia, and french baguettes
    • Work alongside fellow foodies in a creative kitchen environment
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    9 positive reviews
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    Pizza & Flatbread Making

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    Tired watching cooking shows? Sick of dreaming of delicious meals and then ordering chinese food? Stop torturing yourself and learn how to cook with the famed Chef Elizabeth Whitt. Pizza on the brain? Chef Elizabeth will take you on a crash course to making pizza. You will start with the dough and the sauce and then move on to the most important part: toppings! You will make a Margarita Pizza, a Mushroom and Fontina Flatbread, a Four Seasons Pizza, a Southwestern Style Pizza and a Dessert Pizza with Nutella and Powdered Sugar. Bring your A-game to the next pizza party with these fabulous takes on traditional flatbreads and pizzas. Stop dreaming about food you want and start eating it!
    Pizza & Flatbread Making

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Learn to cook alongside Le Cordon Bleu's Chef Elizabeth Whitt
    • Prepare plenty of pizzas and flat breads that will satisfy all your cravings
    • Pick up four recipes that will bring out your inner Italian
    • Find your inner foodie and indulge in an educational day cooking
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    9 positive reviews
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    Cooking Fabulous Fish & Seafood

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    Tired watching cooking shows? Sick of dreaming of delicious meals and then ordering chinese food? Stop torturing yourself and learn how to cook with the famed Chef Elizabeth Whitt. Dive into a deep sea adventure with your expert instructor as she shows you how to prepare four succulent seafood-based dishes. You will learn how to make a tuscan style oven-roasted white fish, seared scallops with mushrooms and balsamic glaze, pureed sweet potatoes, and Salmon Salad Niçoise. You don't always have to go to the coast to get a great seafood dinner -- cook it yourself at home! Stop dreaming about food you want and start eating it!
    Cooking Fabulous Fish & Seafood

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Learn to cook alongside Le Cordon Bleu's Chef Elizabeth Whitt
    • Dive into the essentials of how to make perfect restaurant-style fish at home by using expert methods, tools, and ingredients
    • Pick up 4 recipes that are as subtle and provocative as the sea itself
    • Find your inner foodie and indulge in an educational day of cooking
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    9 positive reviews
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    Canning: Jams, Preserves and Pickles

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    Discover the joy of canning at home! This fun class will teach you how to make your own jams, preserves and pickles. You will not need complicated equipment or recipes. Discover how jars, lids and a big pot are the essential tools you need to make your own delicious pickles or blackberry jam. Your chef instructor will teach you about seasonal fruits and vegetables that are perfect for canning. You will learn how to safely can great produce throughout the year.
    Canning: Jams, Preserves and Pickles

    395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica

    • Spend four hours learning food canning skills that last for a lifetime
    • Learn how to make great jams, preserves and pickles
    • Discover how to choose your fruit for canning
    • Learn to save money by canning
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    24 positive reviews
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    Wine Lover's Dinner

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    Enjoy a good vino with your meal? Then this prospect of this wine lover's dinner event ought to give you plenty of food (and wine) for thought! You enjoy a relaxed, social kitchen environment, where you'll learn to create several gourmet-style dishes under the guidance of a professional chef. Work alongside fellow foodies to prepare each recipe, and gain the skills and confidence to recreate them for your next dinner party! Each dish is also designed to perfectly match to an assortment of delicious wines, and you'll even pick up some tips on cooking with wine! Featured menu items include: Garden Herb Goat Cheese Mousse Crostini with Caramelized Shallots and Cabernet Caramel; Grilled Salmon with Corn and Sauvignon Blanc Butter Sauce; Mushroom Risotto; and Port Poached Pears with Chantilly Cream. If the food doesn't leave you spinning, the wine certainly will!
    Wine Lover's Dinner

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Learn to prepare several delicious dinner entrees designed to be paired with wine
    • Work with an experienced chef to prepare each dish from scratch
    • Develop the confidence and skills to recreate each dish at home
    • Meet fellow foodies and enjoy a scrumptious meal you've prepared together
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    9 positive reviews
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    Pizza from Crust to Sauce

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    Let a pastry chef teach you how to make semolina pizza dough, basil and shallot pesto sauce, simple marinara pizza sauce, basil and walnut pesto, homemade ricotta and seasonal vegetable toppings. Your pizza making skills will grow by leaps and bounds as you learn how to make everything from scratch. No boxes of pre-made crust or canned sauces are allowed in this class. You will make fresh ingredients shine in your original pizzas. The texture will astound you and everyone who tries it.
    Pizza from Crust to Sauce

    395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica

    • Make handmade pizza with great sauce
    • Learn more about the crust and ingredients
    • Create a pizza that knocks their socks off
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    24 positive reviews
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    Steakhouse Favorites with Wine

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    Sniffing around for a drool-inducing experience to suit your refined sense of taste? For the sophisticated foodie, passing up on this culinary workshop would be a huge missed steak! Work under the guidance of a professional chef as you master a number of delicious recipes that will be huge hits at your next dinner party, including a mouthwatering steak dish! On the menu: Grilled Steaks with Bearnaise Sauce; Chopped Salad; Bacon Macaroni and Cheese; Roasted Brussels Sprouts; and Warm Butter Cake with Fresh Whipped Cream! You'll work in a bright, creative kitchen environment alongside fellow foodies, making this a great way to not only learn, but meet some new friends as well. Wine is even served throughout the event to lighten the mood ... Because, wine not?
    Steakhouse Favorites with Wine

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Master a variety of gourmet dishes built around a mouthwatering steak entree
    • Work under the guidance of a professional chef to prepare each dish
    • Make acquaintances with fellow foodies while working and eating together
    • Enjoy a delicious meal of your own making and wine throughout the night
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    9 positive reviews
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    Couples Date Night - Cooking Dinner

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    "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." -Virginia Woolf We agree. During this couple's romantic cooking class, you'll receive guided instruction in the kitchen and share a delicious meal with a group of couples prepared by YOU! Bring a nice bottle of wine to enjoy at the end of class to make this a truly romantic night out and a great alternative to the predictable dinner and a movie! You'll make tasty dishes like: Beef Tenderloin Filets with Red Wine and Mushroom Ragout, Grilled Polenta with Parmesan Cheese, Sauteed Chicken Breast Stuffed with Prosciutto, Spinach and Boursin Cheese, Pilaf-Style Long Grain Rice with Garlic and Thyme, and Fallen Chocolate SoufflE Cake with Homemade Whipped Cream! Lickin' your chops yet?
    Couples Date Night - Cooking Dinner

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Spend a romantic evening out during a couples cooking class
    • Make dishes such as beef tenderloin filets, grilled polenta, long grain rice and more!
    • Bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your food at the end of class
    • Celebrate a special occasion or anniversary in a memorable way
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    27 positive reviews
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    Couples Date Night - Cooking Dinner 2

    (27)
    "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." "• Virginia Woolf We agree. During this couple's romantic cooking class, you'll receive guided instruction in the kitchen and share a delicious meal with a group of couples -- prepared by YOU! Bring a nice bottle of wine to enjoy at the end of class to make this a truly romantic night out -- and a great alternative to the predictable dinner and a movie. You'll make tasty dishes like: Grilled Rib Eye Steak with Red Wine Sauce and Kalamata Olive Tapenade, Sautéed Swiss Chard with Champagne Vinegar, Sautéed Chicken Breast with Lemon Caper Sauce, Roasted Garlic Shallot Mashed Potatoes with Thyme, and Individual Molten Chocolate Cake with Crème Anglaise! Lickin' your chops yet?
    Couples Date Night - Cooking Dinner 2

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Spend a romantic evening out during a couples cooking class
    • Make dishes such as rib eye steak, sauteed chicken breasts, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and more!
    • Bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your food at the end of class
    • Celebrate a special occasion or anniversary in a memorable way
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    27 positive reviews

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